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Wrongful Death LawyerBethalto, IL

We will Fight for your Family’s Rights and the Memory of your Loved One.

Wrongful Death Lawyer Bethalto, IL, 62010

Wrongful Death Lawyer Bethalto, IL. A terrible accident has hurt your family. A member of your family has died, and now you need help but aren’t sure what to do, or how your family is going to recover from this terrible accident. Burger Law is a personal injury law firm in Bethalto that is prepared to fight for your families rights, recovery, compensation, and the memory of your loved one. We will fight to protect your loved one’s memory is protected, and pursue a complete and total judgment against those who caused the death of your loved one. Our Firm will use its full resources to fight for your family.

Gary Burger

Gary Burger | Trial Attorney

Gary Burger is devoted to helping injury victims recover from devastating accidents in Missouri and Illinois. Gary practices all areas of personal injury law and has been successful in providing financial recovery while aiding in the protection of our clients' future.


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Wrongful Death claims are never easy. Negligent acts should never happen. The individual or business who caused your loved one’s death most likely has a history of acting negligently. We will fight to make sure that they are held responsible to the fullest extent of the law, and we won’t settle for anything less than a full recovery for your family.

Gary Burger and Burger Law are a team of wrongful death lawyers who understand how devastating it can be to lose a family member, and fight hard for Bethalto families who are affected by these tragedies. We take every case seriously, and we never ask your family to settle for anything less than the maximum amount they deserve. We don’t charge any fees unless we win your family’s claim. Call us at your earliest convenience at 1-314-542-2222, or use this form HERE.

How do I start a Wrongful Death Claim?

Wrongful Death Attorney Bethalto, IL, 62010

Wrongful Death Claims allow families to recover and seek judgment against those who have caused the death of a loved one. A wrongful death suit allows family members to bring a case against the party responsible for the death of a family member, and dictates who can recover legally from these claims. So what does this mean? If your loved one had not passed, they would have been able to sue for their injuries, and the business or individual would have been liable for the damages they caused to your loved one.

Wrongful Death Attorney Bethalto, IL, 62010

In Missouri, wrongful death claims are dictated by Statute 537.090 which sets who can sue, what they can sue for, and how any recovery or settlement is dispersed and what liens can be set against it.

In Illinois, wrongful death suits are dictated by Statute 740 ILCS 180 – Wrongful Death Act.

These laws allow your family to seek recovery, compensation, and justice against those who caused the passing of your family member. Because death is involved in these claims, the collection and protection of evidence is paramount to the success of the claim. Our Bethalto attorneys will know how to protect your family’s claim by securing the evidence, how to depose the defendant, and how to guarantee that those responsible for the passing of your family member are fully punished for their negligent and reckless actions. If your family needs guidance during this time, please call us at 1-314-542-2222, or use this form HERE. We can help your family get the justice, compensation, and recovery it deserves.

When can my Family Start a Wrongful Death Claim?

Wrongful Death Lawyer in Bethalto, IL, 62010

As stated above, these suits can only be leveled when a loved one has passed because of an accident, whereas, had they lived, they could have brought their own claim. There are many different areas that a wrongful death claim can arise from. Here are a few of the wrongful death claims we’ve successfully taken on:

Truck Accident Wrongful Death Claim – In this lawsuit, we proved that the company and the driver were both negligent, and were able to secure an excellent recovery for our clients as well as handle the family’s probate matters so that their recovery was protected.

Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death Claim – In this case, we were able to prove that the general medical practice that saw our client acted negligently in regards to the symptoms he was experiencing and that they also neglected to perform tests necessary to the symptoms.

Nursing Home Negligence Wrongful Death Claim – Injuries sustained during an accident don’t always cause immediate death. Complications or injuries that come after an accident can nearly always be attributed to the accident. We made sure that the nursing home was held fully responsible for the injuries they caused to our client, and the illness that caused her death.

Wrongful Death due to Fentanyl – This drug, in large amounts, can be fatal. The company didn’t make users aware that the use of the patches, directly on the skin, could lead to fatal levels of the chemical in the blood supply. We were able to prove that the company, Janssen Pharmaceuticals acted negligently, and were able to settle the claim for a large, confidential amount.

Opioid Overdose Wrongful Death Claim – Opioids and opioid overdoses are a serious threat to the country. The pharmaceutical companies know how addictive opioids are, and still push doctors to prescribe opioids even in cases where they are not needed. We can and will hold these companies accountable. Here is a short video on the Misrepresentation of Opioids:

What can my family Recover in a Wrongful Death Suit?

Wrongful Death Attorney in Bethalto, IL, 62010

No amount of money or compensation will ever replace your lost loved one. Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Bethalto will take on your family’s wrongful death claim and make sure that the business or individual that caused the death of your loved is held fully accountable to the law. Here are several types of recoveries that your family can pursue:

  • Loss of Income
  • Loss of Companionship
  • Loss of Instruction to Children
  • Guidance
  • Counseling
  • Funeral Expenses

This list does not include everything that your family may be able to recover. We understand that your loved one’s passing is difficult. We are going to fight to make sure you get everything your family is entitled to. When you’re ready to talk, we can help. Call or Contact our Wrongful Death Lawyers in Bethalto.

Who can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Wrongful Death Attorney Bethalto, IL, 62010

A wrongful death claim can only be pursued by designated financial beneficiaries of the deceased. This will differ from state to state, but is typically uniform across the US.

In Missouri, Statute 537.080 dictates who can bring a wrongful death lawsuit.

Here is the statute for Illinois.

Here is a breakdown of who can file a wrongful death claim, and who is allowed to benefit from a wrongful death suit:

  • Wife/Husband – Significant Other.
  • Children of the disceased.
  • Grandchildren of the Disceased, or even great grandchildren.
  • Parent’s can file wrongful death for the loss of a child.
  • If no Spouses, parents or children are available to recover, then a Sibling can bring a wrongful death claim.
  • In rare cases, the children of sibilings can pursue a wrongful death claim.

If you have any questions regarding who can file a wrongful death suit, what your family stands to recover, or how a Wrongful Death Lawyer in Bethalto can help your claim, please call our Personal Injury Law Firm at 1-314-542-2222, or fill out this contact form HERE.

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